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Smoking and Oral Health

By Dr. B. B. Khatri, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) It is needless to mention how bad smoking is for your health. Most people have already become quite aware of its harmful consequences, thanks to the repetitive disclaimers and government initiatives. However, many still do not know that apart from causing life-threatening diseases, smoking may…

Smoking makes your vision poorer, says research

One way to reduce the possibility of becoming prone to Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is by not smoking. People who smoke are three to four times more likely to develop AMD than people who don’t smoke. However, non-smokers who live with smokers almost double their risk of becoming susceptible…

Smoking, flu virus bring down efficiency of lung medications

Exposure to cigarette smoke and viral infection can reduce the efficiency of lung medications, thereby preventing it from working properly, a recent study has revealed. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the collective term for lung ailments, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive airways illness. Presently, the major cause of…

E-cigarettes Flavoured With Cherry Most Dangerous For Users

Users habitual to cherry-flavoured e-cigarettes may stand exposed to long-term lung and respiratory diseases, according to a new study conducted by the researchers at the US Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “High levels of the respiratory irritant benzaldehyde were detected in the vapour from most of the flavoured nicotine products, with…

Want To Quit Tobacco? Here’s How Simple Counselling Can Help

Quite recently, an NGO conducted a one-of-its-kind program on tobacco cessation, establishing that a simple counseling on tobacco by healthcare experts can be very effective in motivating tobacco addicts to quit this habit. The news comes after the implementation of this program in places such as primary healthcare centers, hospitals,…